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Welsh Government Coronavirus News 31/07/2020

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Family and friends at the heart of new coronavirus regulations

New rules will come into force on Monday to make it easier for family and friends to meet outdoors, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced as he set out further changes to the coronavirus regulations in Wales.

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Securing the future of Wales’ culture sector

The Welsh Government is investing £53 million to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has announced.

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Funding to support employment and training in Wales

The Welsh Government today pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund.

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Joint statement by the UK Chief Medical Officers – extension of self-isolation period

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Written Statement: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No3) Regulations 2020

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Written statement: Coronavirus quarantine measures for travellers arriving in Wales from Spain

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Beauty, holistic and wellbeing services: coronavirus workplace guidance

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Wales announces largest ever flu vaccine programme

Wales largest ever flu campaign, which will see more people benefit from the free flu vaccine programme has been announced.

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Are you missing out on a council tax reduction?

With more people than ever facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans is urging everyone to check if they are eligible for help with paying their council tax bills.

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New coronavirus guidance to support providers of higher education and further education in Wales

The Welsh Government has today published updated guidance to support higher education, further education and work based providers as they continue to prepare for the autumn term and beyond.

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Actions to support Welsh food and drink industry recovery from impact of Covid19 published

A series of priority actions to support Wales’ world class food and drink industry recover from the impact of Covid19 have been jointly published by the Welsh Government and the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board.

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Welsh Government support helps Torfaen man launch bicycle repair business

A Torfaen man is riding high after receiving Welsh Government support to launch a bicycle repair business during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Drink Drive Rehabilitation scheme to resume online

The Welsh Government has confirmed that people wanting to complete the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme will be able to complete the programme entirely online, on a temporary basis.

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Keep Wales Safe promotional material

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Test, trace, protect: multilingual information about coronavirus

Multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing.

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Business Wales Tool Kit

Practical resources to help employers keep their workforce safe at work

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Other news

Education Minister proposes 3.1% overall pay award for teachers

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has set out her proposals for teacher pay in Wales.

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Consultation launched on plans to reduce single use plastics in Wales

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn, has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items.

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Symptom Study

Help us fight coronavirus by reporting your health daily, even if you feel well.

You can help us fight coronavirus by completing a daily health survey on the COVID-19 symptom study app.

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This app is for everyone, not just for those who have symptoms.

The app will help us understand the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. By answering some quick questions, you can help us plan our response to coronavirus.

We will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to coronavirus.


Test, Trace, Protect strategy

A campaign is underway aimed at informing the general public and critical workers of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. The website has been updated with the latest information on the strategy, including guidance for employers (https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus).

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New video and animated social assets have been produced for use across paid-for campaigns and for stakeholders to share through their own channels. The assets are available to download here

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Please disseminate these to your networks and use across your social media channels to help share information on Test, Trace, Protect.

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